Issues: The desire to be white

It saddens me to think that society (or at least, the Philippine society) is so obsessed with having that white skin. Pills, tablets, whitening soap, scrubs and whatever shit people do or use to have white skin are all over the Internet and supermarkets. What are you trying to prove or achieve? That being white is better than being of color?

Even worse, teenagers are pressured to get that white glowing skin because their celebrity idols said so in some TV advertisement. What happened to teaching kids to be confident in their own skin?

An old nursery song I learned in Sunday school may remind adults and kids that skin color is not that important.

Jesus loves the little children,
All the children of the world.
Brown and yellow,
Black and white,
They are precious in his sight.

Jesus loves the little children of the world.